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Author: Smith Andrew
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2010.
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The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period. The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth century enables a culturally sensitive reconsideration of the work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Andrew, Smith.
Ghost Story 1840-1920 : A cultural history.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Smith Andrew
ISBN: 9781847793454 1847793452
OCLC Number: 818847292
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Seeing the spectre: an economic theory of the ghost story; 2 Dickens's spectres: sight, money, and reading the ghost story; 3 Money and machines: Wilkie Collins's ghosts; 4 Love, money, and history: the female ghost story; 5 Reading ghosts and reading texts: spiritualism; 6 Haunted houses and history: Henry James's Anglo-American ghosts; 7 Colonial ghosts: mimicry, history, and laughter; 8 M.R. James's Gothic revival; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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The Ghost Story 1840-1920: A Cultural History examines the British ghost story within the political contexts of the long nineteenth century. By relating the ghost story to economic, national, colonial and gendered contexts' it provides a critical re-evaluation of the period. The conjuring of a political discourse of spectrality during the nineteenth century enables a culturally sensitive reconsideration of the work of writers including Dickens, Collins, Charlotte Riddell, Vernon Lee, May Sinclair, Kipling, Le Fanu, Henry James and M.R. James. Additionally, a chapter on the interpretation of sp.

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